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MoDOT has made great strides to build a good transportation system and increase taxpayers' trust in its ability to deliver what was promised. Innovative concepts, such as Practical Design and design-build, were used to deliver those commitments and have made MoDOT a leader in the transportation industry.

These forward-thinking, innovative concepts are reflected in the ENGINEERING POLICY GUIDE (EPG). This document provides a single reference for all engineering and engineering-related guidance by combining the former Right of Way, Design, Bridge, Construction, Traffic and Maintenance manuals.

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Pile Design

5/17/19: Guidance for pile design procedure was clarified in several articles including EPG 702 Load-Bearing Piles, EPG 751.1.2.23 Types of Piling, EPG 751.3 Structural Steel Design Properties and EPG 751.36 Driven Piles.

EPG Proposed 3D Top Surface Linear Features

5/10/19: This new guidance is for districts to be able to provide consultants with needed technical information.

EPG 236.3.5 Right of Way Expenditures and EPG 236.7.7 1099 Reporting of Acquisitions

4/30/19: Guidance has been updated to current practice.

EPG Informal Hearing

4/24/19: The membership constituting the ODA Informal Hearing Review Committee was updated.

EPG 751.22.2.5 Deformations

4/22/19: Guidance was clarified, particularly in "calculation of camber (upward)","calculations of deflections (downward)" and "creep coefficient".

EPG, Determination of Chemical Components in Asphalt and Non-Asphalt Rejuvenators

4/11/19: This new Test Method is now available.

EPG TM-89, Determination of Aluminum Oxide in High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST)

4/10/18: This new Test Method is now available.

EPG 236.13.13 Plan Submittal and Filing

4/5/19: Guidance now permits an Asst. District Engineer to approve Right of Way plans.

Steel Girder Galvanizing Procedure

3/27/19: Guidance was added in EPG 751.50 Standard Detailing Notes for Nonweathering Steel Structures and EPG 751.14.5.8 Protective Coating Requirements to clarify steel girder galvanizing procedure.

Superpave Rice Testing Frequency

3/21/19: Guidance about the frequency for rice dry-back testing when sample results are very consistent was corrected to one every fourth sublot.

Bonds - What They Are and How They Work

3/15/19: This new tutorial is now displayed in EPG 152 Contactor Bonding Responsibilities.

EPG 910.3 Dynamic Message Signs

3/14/19: New types of DMSs are now referenced as a good portion of this article was updated.

Ephemeral Streams

3/12/19: Guidance in EPG 750.7.3.1 Embedment Requirements was updated with a minor note stating the Corps of Engineers must validate whether a stream is "ephemeral".

EPG Prompt Offer of Just Compensation

3/6/19: Guidance was clarified to allow the minimum offer to be reduced if approved by the Asst. to State Design Engineer – Right of Way.

EPG 616.16.1 Guidelines for Providing Law Enforcement Services

3/1/19: Guidelines were clarified to provide a more standardized process.

EPG 236.16 Outdoor Advertising

3/1/19: Several ODA policies were updated to current practice, especially in EPG 236.16.22 Monthly Reports.

EPG 121.5 Asset Management

2/27/19: Guidance has been revised to coordinate with current practice.

EPG 147.3.5 Term Extension of Job Order Contracts

2/25/19: Guidance about providing a reason for extending the contract has been added.

EPG 806.1.7.2 Construction Considerations

2/22/19: Guidance about erosion control for temporary pipe and temporary construction crossings was clarified.


2/14/19: The new AWP MA Adding New Concrete Mix Design QRG is now available.

Solicitation and Request Letter

2/13/19: The Solicitation and Request letter has been updated.

EPG 751.1 Preliminary Design, Safety Barrier Curb (SBC) and Median Barrier Curb (MBC)

2/8/19: Revision coordinates guidance with the FHWA requirement for new wearing surfaces.

EPG 147.3.9 Change Order Approvals

1/28/19: EPG 147.3.9 was rewritten and retitled to provide new Change Order guidance for JOCs.

Asphalt Shoulder Surface Mix

1/25/19: Guidance in EPG Shoulder Surface was revised so that all shoulders 4 ft. and narrower, and when shoulder improvements are also anticipated as part of the scope of work, will be monolithically resurfaced with the same type of asphaltic mix used on the mainline roadway.

EPG 413.3.3 Maintenance Surface Treatment

1/25/19: The UBAWS Treatment policy was clarified, including the identification of the proper thicknesses for UBAWS types.